Friday, August 24, 2007
A few of the highlights:
Pirate ship mast used as electric pole, stack of upturned 2x2 dishes as....whatever those things are called, and the wizard lighting piece to shorted out connection!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
the simple yet effective SNOT construction of the stairway light...
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Notice the 1x1 round plates at the edge of the roof and the 1x2 curved bricks incorporated in the ridge pole. Oh, and don't miss the clever SNOT door!
EDIT: those are NOT 1x2 slopes, they are 1x2 tiles mounted on a 45 degree angle! How did he do that? Also notice the roof of the tower - it is constructed much the same way.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
This axe makes good use of the Count Dooku lightsaber handle and the new Castle 2007 scythe.
These swords are among my favorite for their overall elegance of design.
Be sure to check out the entire gallery!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
In this picture, several techniques can be noticed. First of all, his method of texturing the ground, showing places where the grass has been torn down to stone or dirt. Also notice the construction of the lamps on either side of the doorway and the use of corrugated 1x2 bricks on the gables of the roof. And don't miss the shield - it's not that new of a concept anymore but is still worth a mention.
Also not to be missed: the drawer construction technique used in the cabinet of this room. Side thought: I wonder why he didn't use tiles for the bed?
Technorati tags: LEGO Castle Joust Lamp Dan82
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This creation was brought to my attention by it's builder himself, Miles Flinn. I especially like the way he did the wings (with flags) and the use of the telephone pieces in the construction of the legs. There are a few other interesting concepts in his gallery.
By the way, Miles sent me the suggestion to blog his creation through the handy-dandy link I've provided over on the left hand side. I'm always looking for innovative MOCs, so if you find or build one, feel free to use this feature to give me a buzz!
Friday, August 03, 2007
Here we have another motorcycle, but this one is from Fat Tony. This one warrants some serious gazing. Ever time I look at it again I see something I missed before! Here are a few of many unique techniques: the KKII helm used as the front fender, the saw blade and closed wrench used in the back wheel support, and the pickax used for a kick-stand.
Here you can get a better idea of the Technic construction. Check out the gallery for more techniques!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The first thing that caught my eye was the use of minifig legs in the curved wall of the tower. Also notice the 1x2 hinge bricks. If you go to the linked picture, you can also see the great use of half arches.
Here we have a better photo revealing the construction of the curved steps. It seems to be using 1x1 clips attached to a rod which allows the steps to be constructed using SNOTed 1x bricks. EDIT: Marian said this about the construction of said steps: "The curved steps are made from Tile 1 x 1 with Clip on top of Slope Brick 75 2 x 1 x 3 with two 1x3 bricks, attached to Antenna 4H."
More interesting pictures - the techniques are pretty self-explanitory:
Notice the steps in the middle of the photo constructed using 1x4 fence pieces.
Suitcases used for drawers and classic capes for fireplace curtains...
...and more suitcases used for steps!
Check out the table legs!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Relatively recent Brickshelf user Noddy has some pretty amazing motorcycles in his gallery. Notice especially his use of minifig hands and lever bases in the above pictured bike and the blue flames used as splashing water in his Motorcrosss Rally bignette.
Take the time to browse his gallery - it's worth it.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Here we are with the first post for rejuvenated Unique Brique Techniques! This is Battering Ram by Kelderic.
Have fun and "play well"!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
That's all for now,